Stream of Consciousness Day. Start with the sentence “This morning I looked in the mirror...” just write, don’t stop, don’t edit. Post!
This morning I looked in the mirror . . . . . . and I smiled. Not because of what I saw . . . .. but because I feel really happy. I feel like things are finally turning around. Today is Pete’s fourth day at his new job. He really likes it, and it takes some huge worries off of us. I’m so proud of him for working very hard to find a new job so quickly.
To be honest, when he first got laid off I thought it might be nice to have him home with me for a while. I wouldn’t feel stuck home alone with just the cat to talk to, because he’d now be here all the time. And it was nice to have him around . . . . but on the other hand, he was HERE ALL THE TIME. I love that boy, but being home together 24 / 7 wasn’t quite what I thought it would be. After the first month or so, we started to get on each other’s nerves quite a bit and I started to miss some of my solitude.
In the end, it just feels good to be back into a routine, because for the past 2 1/2 months we really didn’t have one. We stayed up way too late. We slept in way too late. We ate breakfast sometime around lunch-time. We barely ate lunch. Dinner was late. And my diabetes management suffered for it. My weight loss plans went off track and my exercising became non-existent. It was just really hard to be productive and get things done when every day felt like a weekend day.
All in all, Pete’s lay off wasn’t that bad. We’ve been through far worse than that. But I sure am happy to get back to a “normal” life. And knowing that we have income and insurance sure does make me smile.